Synonyms for chalice

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Our destiny offers, not the cup of despair, but the chalice of opportunity.

When, after the offertory, Pierre uncovered the chalice he felt contempt for himself.

The Offertory having been recited, the priest uncovered the chalice.

But the Wee Folk were under a cloud; sceptical hints had embittered the chalice.

At Guimarães the chalice of São Torquato is of the thirteenth century.

Neither is the priest supposed to touch the chalice with uncovered hands.

He had bent one moment, before she took the chalice in her trembling hand.

A chalice, given by the Earl of Arundel in 1636, is among the communion-plate.

The one retained is said to have been the chalice for the holy communion.

The ritual of chalice and platter has servitors to see to it.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., from Anglo-French chalice, from Old French chalice, collateral form of calice (Modern French calice), from Latin calicem (nominative calix) "cup," cognate with Greek kylix "cup, drinking cup, cup of a flower," from PIE root *kal- "cup." Ousted Old English cognate cælic, an ecclesiastical borrowing of the Latin word, and earlier Middle English caliz, from Old North French.

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